16. Zak Brown | CEO, McLaren Racing
|Position last year: 15|
|Bio: Brown is currently the Chief Executive Officer of McLaren Racing and owner of United Autosports.|
Ex-CEO of CSM and no stranger to the world of motorsport, Zak is now CEO of McLaren Racing. He helped the team make the brave (financial) decision to leave Honda, and millions of sincere fans hope to see the iconic team thrive again.
Brown’s accomplishments as a sports marketer have been reflected through multiple industry recognitions, including as a Marketer of the Year by PROMO magazine, being named four times in the INC 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies of the Year, and his inclusion in the SportsBusiness Journal’s Forty Under 40 Hall of Fame, having been presented the award three times.